- Birthday7th Jan, 85
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusSingle
Lewis Hamilton is well known for his interesting and aggressive driving style. Hamilton is one of those people who are born to create history. He became the youngest Formula1 champion as well as the first black to win F1 race at the age of 23 years. He met Ron Dennis, the owner and director of McLaren Formula 1 team at the age of 10, on an Autosports Awards ceremony.
Recently, Lewis Hamilton decided to live in Geneva. His house comprises of 3 luxury bedrooms and a beautiful view of Lake Geneva. He owns a Sunseeker 90 costing $3.8 million, which is a beautiful yacht that combines simplicity with luxurious style, perfectly. Lewis is also known for his being brand conscious. He was spotted wearing Bvlgari that is a luxury goods retailer. He also loves Blackberry phones. He had spotted several times using a Blackberry. Lewis Hamilton loves to wear Reebok. Even he is the latest face of Reebok campaign now. Apart from this, Lewis loves to listen music and occasionally he also sings. Lewis is obsessed with playing guitar. Even he had spent $100,000 to purchase custom gold-leaf Fender Stratocaster guitar.
In 2007, Lewis begins his relationship with Nicole who is a leading singer of Pussycat Dolls, a popular American girl band. In 2009, Lewis was awarded by the Queen for MBE award. He is also known as Billion dollar man. In July 2011, the father of Nicole announced that his daughter is getting engaged to Lewis to get married. Anyhow, later Nicole denied this news on Twitter. Recently reports said that Lewis Hamilton ended his four year long relationship with singer Nicole Scherzinger. It is in news that they split up to concentrate on their respective careers.
- To be racing in Formula One with Mclaren has been the ultimate goal for me. It's a dream come true.
- I can't believe how well everything is going!
- I felt the rear end go down, selected first gear and thought I saw the lolly move [on jumping the gun]
- Obviously I am not happy but they can throw what they want at me, I will come back stronger.
- I was over the moon to get pole but this is definitely on a different planet for me
- Michael [Schumacher] was a phenomenal driver but for me, Ayrton Senna was the greatest ever. If I could get one world championship that would be great; if I could win three, the same number as Ayrton did, that would be a dream. But I want to be the best driver there has ever been.
- I've never known anyone as competitive as me and I think Alonso is very close
- I have no fear of death, so I don't think about it. I love the adrenalin kick that danger brings. Others get their kicks bungee jumping from tall buildings. I'm very, very competitive. I want to be the best at everything I do. It's not driving - it's everything - it might be playing my guitar, I try to be the best at it as I possibly can.
- I was trying to control myself because I wanted to just park the car and jump out and do cartwheels. The next dream is to win the world championship.
- I'm not afraid of the Ferraris and I am not afraid of Alonso.
- I have had the harder route and got good results but hopefully soon I will take the easier route
- We want to beat each other but I feel we are at a good age where if we're not winning we can support the other one.
- It's great for the sport and for the fans and it certainly will be a great experience to have such a legend on the track. He's won seven world championships. I've done it once and it was so hard, so to do it seven times is remarkable.
Did you know?
- Lewis Hamilton was raised by his father as a Roman Catholic.
- Hamilton's got his first radio-controlled car in 1991 from his father and enjoys first taste of racing competition.
- Once Lewis was suspended from driving after being caught over speeding on a French motorway in France.
- Hamilton began kart racing at the age of eight.
- He was awarded by an MBE on the Queen's New Year Honours list in 2008.
- Lewis has been on the Formula1 podium 12 times in 2007
- Lewis recieved sportsman of the year 2007 award at the 10th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards.
- Lewis emmigrated from Britain to live in Switzerland in 2007, for tax purposes.
- Lewis regards Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King as inspirations in his life.
- Lewis sold his life story to HarperCollins for $2 million in 2007.
- Lewis' first victories was as a six-year-old in a Blue Peter competition.
Family & relationships
Luins Village, Nyon
Lewis Hamilton, the youngest F1 champion has reportedly selected Geneva for his new residence as he says “Over there, people don’t come up to you, they leave you alone”. Hamilton’s Geneva house comprises of three luxury bedrooms with a view of Lake Geneva.
Location: According to reports Lewis looked for an apartment in Luins village, near Nyon overlooking the Lake Geneva.
Switzerland is a favorite of Formula One drivers. Peace from paparazzi, security, huge tax relief are some of the reasons that many of these speed maniacs have found Switzerland as their choice of home. Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Massa are few of the many racers who reside there.
Sunseeker 90 yacht
Lewis Hamilton owns a 28 Meters 91.9 Feet, Sunseeker 90. This yacht is a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity. Its luxury attributes includes modern style living and dining area, with leather seating and solid American walnut carpentry. It boasts a large master cabin with a king size bed, a walk-in wardrobe and a genorous shower room.
Guitar is the real obsession of Lewis Hamilton's life. He loves to play his guitar whenever he gets time for it. Playing guitar is the best option for him to relax specially between races.
Listening to music
Lewis Hamilton is a great music lover. Apart from listening music, he also like to sing at times. He finds music a good way to relax.
Mercedes-Benz GL 320 CDINegotiating diffivult curves at breathtaking speed in F1 could be the speciality of Lewis Hamilton, however in real life he likes to play it safe in his Mercedes-Benz GL 320 CDI
Mercedes-Benz GL 320 CDI
Cockpit interior view
Mercedes-Benz CLKLewis Hamilton's everyday car collection also includes a mid-size rear-wheel drive coupé, Mercedes- Benz CLK.
No shortcuts to achieving excellence
Ultra rich interiors
PortofinoLewis Hamilton went for a romantic getaway on Italy's coastal town of Portofino. The couple wandered around the seaside town of Portofino after disembarking from the luxury yacht they're cruising on. He also took his pop star girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger for a ride on a jet-ski as they enjoyed a romantic break aboard a yacht in Italy.
Boating with girlfriend
Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger
Colorado Rocky Mountains
Just before embarking on his new journey with Mercedes in the F1 racing circuit, the 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton took a break in the rocky mountains of Colorado in January 2013. The images which he tweeted reveal that he enjoyed solitude on the holiday, relaxing his body and refreshing his spirits by simply gazing at the magnificent views on offer. The champ usually vacations along with girlfriend Nicole. However, he was alone at the Colorado Rocky Mountains because Nicole doesn't share the same enthusiasm for icy places as she does for warm, sunny beaches!
Location: The Rocky Mountain Range is huge and it stretches as the continental divide between USA and Canada. That part of the range which lies in Colorado is called the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Accommodation: Winters are the times when one visits the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Accommodation options include resorts, lodges, retreats, ranches and hideout cabins. There are more than 500 in the area and basing on one's budget, one could choose.
Main Attractions: Rising over 14,000 feet above the ground, the sky is literally the limit for the things that one can do on a visit to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. For starters, there are always the prospects of a wonderful skiing session where there are separate slopes for the beginners and the experts.
Snowmobile rentals and tours offer another exciting activity on the snow-covered slopes. Other adventure activities include biking, hiking, kayaking, ATV rides, sleighing, dog sledding and even hunting. The place abounds in archaeological sites where dinosaurs roamed in the ages gone by.
For the current era, there are the national parks - Rocky Mountain National Park and Roxborough State Park. The scenic beauty is beyond description and one could spend days in simply taking scenic drives. The food in this place has a distinct flavor and is one of the must-do things along with visits to the wineries.
Great Ormond Street Hospital"Lewis Hamilton is a supporter of the Great Ormond Street Hospital. It is contributing to the society by providing treatments to more than 100,000 patients each year – children who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. "
Education Africa"He is also a supporter of the Education Africa. This foundation assists disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education in order to ensure that they are in a position to become global citizens and a competitive force in the local job market. "
"Honeypot works for enhancing the lives of very vulnerable children and young carers aged between 5 and 12, across the UK, by supporting their social development through respite care and a programme of long term support. "
Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton splashed out whopping $100,000 to buy the custom gold-leaf Fender Stratocaster guitar that legendary pop-star Prince had been playing on tours. However, the proceeds of the sale will go to children's and community based organizations, as the singer held an auction to raise money to help fund art, education and environment projects. Speaking about the guitar, Prince ordered the guitar from Fender's custom shop in Corona, and wanted it to be an unique component of his 'Welcome 2 America Live' tour. The guitar is said to be gold plated from head to toe, however, its pure solid gold form is not clear. It was even reported that following the Grand Prix 2010, Hamilton and his actress girlfriend and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger had joined prince on stage at a concert in Abu Dhabi.
BlackberryLewis Hamilton uses BlackBerry . He loves this brand and has been usually spotted using a blackberry.
He is the new face of Reebok campaign. Apart from the endorsements, he love to wear Reebok.